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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
? >> reporter: it seems one thing most people can agree on is that public funding or public education desperately needs funding. how to get it? that's where the controversy comes in. let's take a closer look at what each measure is. prop 30 is a 7-year plan. it would raise income tax for californians making $250,000 or more a year. by 3%. it would also raise the sales tax by a quarter percent. the money would be used to fund k-12 and higher education. public safety programs and the remainor hoping to balance the state budget. prop 38 backed by civil rights attorney molly must knower will last 12 years and increase personal income taxes on a sliding scale. the money would be almost exclusively used for k-12 education. >> if you peel back the rhetoric. if you strip away the arguments, they're not that much different. the only difference is that the initiative lasts for a shorter period of time and it does not raise the income taxes of everyone. whereas munger's will last for a longer period of time and will raise taxes on almost everyone in california. >>> as the election nears, the sup
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
forced her to delay her education. and in 1949, at the age of 40, when she thought she had enough to graduate, she was told she fell short, one course short. by that time, she had to raise her family. >> because i know how much she valued education, how hard she had worked. and i knew she had attempted several times to finish. >> reporter: that is why her youngest daughter, wanted to do something for chandler. she contacted san jose state, recognizing her mother's love for learning. san jose state reviewed her records and concluded she had enough to graduate. but instead of a letter, san jose state awarded her a diploma. a bachelor's degree in home economics, backdated to august 28th, 1959. >> it is just the thing to prove i did it. but you know, it doesn't -- i don't go out and get a job or -- >> i'm real excited. i -- it is just -- a recognition of everything that she has worked for, and everything that she has done for us, for her family. >> reporter: while earning a diploma can mean a better economic opportunity, for olive chandler it means so much more. >> and education alway
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
several weeks. >>> the price of a college education is daunting. we're talking about classes, books, tuition costs. many students have financial aide, but even that comes at a cost. stephanie troung is here with more. >> it sounds counter intuitive, that students who apply for financial aide are the ones who need the help most to get by. many banks charge debit card fees for students to get their financial aide money. we're taken a look at one company who is the biggest player of its kind in this campus debit card industry. making about $88 million last year on student fees alone. >> the bills keep coming. >> for this father of three, every dollar counts. >> i don't like losing money. >> but this 36-year-old is losing money from an unlikely place. the debit card he uses to access his own financial aide money. they felt it was their only option. >> we don't have another choice. that's how we get our money. >> do you think that's fair? >> no. no, it's not. >> traditionally, financial aide money was season the to students in the form of a paper check, 100% the school's responsibility a
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